Sanding twigs are great for reaching into tight spaces and narrow corners. With abrasive along two of the long edges and a slightly flexible consistency, they can quickly smooth out any rough edges on scroll saw work, turnings and marquetry. Use them wet or dry, and periodically rinse with water to renew the abrasive. They also work great for a variety of other craft projects in wood, plastic, metal and ceramic. Package includes 20 Sanding Twigs in an assortment three grits: coarse, medium, and fine. Made in USA.Features:Semi-flexible polymer interior makes Sanding Twigs highly resistant to cracks and tears.Great for wood, drywall, paint, plastic, ceramic and metal surfaces.Use wet or dry-rinse to renew the abrasive.Lengths vary, but each twig measures approximately 1/8" x 1/8" x 6" long.
When you need a grommet to look good on both sides, turn to the FastCap Dually. The two ends of the Dually wedge together with finger pressure, leaving a neat, finished ring on both sides. Double-sided grommets are ideal for vertical cabinet partitions, or for eye level shelves or desktops that are visible from both above and below. Use them in AV cabinets, or even for plumbing routes in sink cabinets. Simply trim the grommet to about 1/4" less than the thickness of the material and press together.Technical Details:The FastCap Dually Double-Sided Grommet works with material from 3/4" to 2-1/2" thick.Use a 2-1/2" hole saw to cut the hole. Overall outside diameter of ring is 3-1/4". Inside diameter of finished grommet is 2-1/4". Cut the FastCap Dually Grommet down in length to 1/4" to 3/8" less than the thickness of the partition, desktop or shelf it will be installed in. Pressure fitting-no gluing required. Grommet features built-in 1/4" scale to make trimming easy.
Never get stuck without a notepad again! With FastCap's FastPad and your trusty tape at your side, you'll always have a place to jot down notes, dimensions and whimsical brainstorms for your next project. When you run out of space, just wipe the FastPad clean with your thumb. It also works great on any other surface - mount it to the side of your tool box or your table saw fence so it's always at hand.NOTE: Tape Measure NOT Included
A few hours in the workshop should be all that's needed to make this fanciful napkin holder. We've also found that it doubles nicely as a letter rack. It's a great project for scroll saw enthusiasts, although the band or saber saw can also be used.
When we first saw these little jewelry boxes, by Portland, Oregon, woodworker Gary Damaskos, we liked the simple, clever design. Damaskos had taken the traditional half-blind dovetail joint used in drawermaking, and employed it to make a small jewelry box. If the ability to make a box is the foundation of most every carcase construction in woodworking, then this jewelry box carries the concept even further. If you can make a drawer, then you can make this box and conversely, if you can make this box, then you can make not only drawers but chests, cases and cabinets.
This breadbox is an ideal project to get started on because it is made with a variety of the most common shop tools and equipment, from the table saw to the router. Perhaps best of all, there are no fussy joints to cut. The basic box can be made with almost any simple construction method, from dowels to screws and plugs or even biscuits, if you own a biscuit joiner.
You won't need your chisels and dovetail saws for this picnic table, but it's sure to be a big hit with the family. And given prices we've seen for similar picnic tables, you may start a burgeoning business building these backyard classics for friends and neighbors.
Here's a train set that will inspire many young and perhaps even a few older imaginations. At first glance the train set may seem like a lot of work. But don't be fooled. You'll discover that the train is designed around a simplified common chassis system, where all the cars except the locomotive share identical undercarriages. Once you've set up your table saw you can easily knock off as many undercarriage parts as required by the number of cars you plan to build.
If you like scroll saw work and enjoy giving gifts, this Nativity Scene - often called a crche - is one project that's sure to satisfy. All the pieces pack neatly into the stable, making the scene easy to store once the holiday season has passed.
When it comes to utility, few projects can equal the multi-functional capacity of the hutch. In the living room, dining room, or family room, no piece better combines ample storage space with a generous display area. Although we tend to think of large projects as being complex and difficult to build, the design of this hutch is probably as elemental as a large piece can get. Excepting the 1/4-in. plywood for the base section back and the drawer bottoms, all the board stock is just 3/4-in thick no. 2 pine. Perhaps best of all, you don't need a shop full of costly equipment to build this project. When the author built the hutch, all he had was a Shopsmith multitool, though a router would also been helpful. Most of the work was accomplished using just the table saw; the Shopsmith scroll saw attachment was used to cut the classic whale-tail scroll profile in the upper section sides. A thickness planer isn't required. Unlike much large casework, if you aren't rich in clamps, you can still build this project. By purchasing pre-glued wide pine you won't need the array of pipe or bar clamps that edge-gluing work typically requires. And since parts are assembled with finish nails and screws, clamps aren't needed for the case and upper section assembly.
There are a host of factory-made table saw attachments that serve many of the same functions as this jig, but they often cost well over $100, and we haven't found any single jig that so well combines the three primary functions of miters, cutoff work and tapering. If you have a suitable piece of plywood available for the base, plus a few scraps for the remaining parts, about the only expense you'll have for this jig is a few dollars for the hardware: the assemble screws, bolts and hinge.
Nearly every woodworker, no matter what their expertise, dreams of making some "classic" woodworking project. A traditional slant-front desk is one such project. We wouldn't suggest that you undertake this piece if you've never made a door or drawer, but if you've never made a piece this large, don't be scared off. The desk is basically just a box, with some drawers, a pigeonhole section, a slant front and bracket feet. If your shop is equipped with the basics - table saw, band saw, jointer, planer, router, and a good selection of clamps - then you should have no problem making the desk.
This shelf makes a great gift, and only requires minimal stock. The scroll brackets look complex, but they are easily cut, either by hand with a coping saw or with a scroll saw. All three scroll brackets are identical, and they're simple to duplicate using the full-size pattern that's provided.
Here's a nifty way to organize and protect your shop handsaws. Ours is designed to hold eight saws but, by changing the width of the project, you can make it to accept almost any number. There's no fancy hardware holding each saw - just set the handle on the dowel, place the blade in the slot, and let it lean back.
When we first saw this rustic Adirondack pine chair we were intrigued with the idea, but we also had some doubts. With the steeply angled back and long curved seat both slatted, how comfortable could the chair be? Well, much to our surprise, it is very comfortable. As a lawn or patio chair, it is something like a chaise lounge, allowing you to stretch out and relax. The wide arms are ideal for that paper plate picnic lunch and a tall glass of lemonade. Best of all, the chair is easy to make.